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Ohio legislature addresses economy, health care workforce, and taxes in coronavirus...

In the hundreds of pages of the Ohio legislature’s omnibus bill to address coronavirus, state representatives and senators attempted to address many of the...

EdChoice among legislation up in the air as Statehouse work paused

The April 1 deadline looms for the Ohio legislature to decide on a plan for the state’s private school voucher program. The telework policies...

Ballot issues on hold amid election day confusion

As the pause in the election continues, cities and school districts are left hanging on whether the funding they have asked for from voters...

Lawmakers debate paid sick leave as COVID-19 closes businesses, schools

State and federal legislators are criticizing the lack of action on paid leave policy as the COVID-19 pandemic causes the closure of schools, sporting...

Census vital to rural infrastructure, services, mayors say

From a McDonald’s parking lot to a Ferris Wheel on West Union Street in Athens, mayors across the state are pushing every method of...

Bipartisan bill coming to make charter schools nonprofit, public

Two House members have come together with a bill looking to make charter schools more accountable to taxpayers. The “Community (Charter) School Operator Accountability Act”...

State asks for Ohio Supreme Court dismissal in EdChoice lawsuit

The state of Ohio is asking the state Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit demanding EdChoice vouchers be distributed as planned before the Ohio...

Chamber of Commerce rep warns of ‘unintended consequences’ in supermajority tax...

A lobbyist for an influential Ohio business advocacy group Tuesday warned Senators against legislation to require a supermajority vote before raising Ohio’s income tax...

EdChoice stalls, decision due in less than a month

The EdChoice decision needed in less than a month seems to have stalled, and legislators are still not in agreement as to what the...

EdChoice debate: Opponents of district-funded vouchers say formula is the problem,...

An Ohio legislative committee adjourned without making a decision on changes to the state’s private school voucher program, but not before hearing about 50...
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